Fruits Basket appears to be set in a real Japanese city.
Is it ever explicitly stated which one?
If not, is it possible to deduce which one, or at least which part of Japan it's supposed to be?

(I'm more interested in the answer vis-a-vis the manga, but if there's a clue in the anime, that would be fine too.)


It does not state their location in the anime or the manga. It is however commonly believed that Fruits Basket takes place in a more rural area of Tokyo Japan.

  • By "more rural area of Tokyo Japan", you mean a rural or semirural area near the Tokyo metropolis, yes? – zwol Aug 5 '13 at 13:19
  • Yes, Zack that is correct. – Raxon Sep 2 '13 at 4:36

My sister believes that Fruits Basket takes place in China due to the fact that it has the Chinese Zodiac. Note: Chinese. But this is just a simple guess.

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